Nadal and Williams dazzle as the sun shines on SW19. The 13 days of sunshine which graced The Championships 2010 mirrored the radiant happiness that lit up Rafael Nadal's face as he paraded the famous golden-hued Men's Singles trophy around Wimbledon's Centre Court following victory over the conqueror of Roger Federer, the giant Czech and No.12 seed Tomas Berdych. Overawed Berdych was not, but he was no match for Nadal on this form as he was put to the sword by the Spaniard's rapier like forehand 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. The same forehand decided the encounter. At the first time of asking on Championship point, Nadal produced a scintillating cross-court forehand before falling flat on his back in the baseline dust.
A celebratory forward roll and the broadest of grins said it all. Rafa was back. Viva Rafa! Some 24 hours earlier, in the Ladies' Singles, the No.1 seed and defending champion, Serena Williams, was in imperious form having breezed into the final without losing a set to face the 21st seed Vera Zvonareva, who had already beaten Jelena Jankovic and Kim Clijsters. Zvonareva played as well as she could have expected to in the opening set, but awesome power allied to another supreme Williams' serving performance took its toll.
Williams broke Zvonareva's serve for 5-3 by thumping a sensational forehand past her, dropping to one knee to perform a fist-pump and a rallying cry of "C'mon" at max volume. Now in full majestic flow, she took the opening game in the second set before breaking again for a 4-1 lead and all but sealing the Russian's fate.
A blistering 122mph ace on the first point of the final game (her 89th in total) and a couple of thunderous overhead smashes later, it was title number four from the Californian by 6-3, 6-2. Hurling her racket joyfully high into the air at the moment of triumph, she executed a quick bow to the crowd before raising two clenched fists. It said it all. Serena - Wimbledon Champion
- Running time: Approximately 270 minutes
- 2 Disk set
- Format: NTSC
- Region: 1